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1998 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1998 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth race of the 1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 17 May 1998 at the Mugello Circuit.

Italy  1998 Italian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 14 races in the
1998 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Mugello Racing Circuit track map.svg
Date17 May 1998
Official nameGran Premio Q8 d'Italia[1]
LocationMugello Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.245 km (3.259 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Time 1:53.282
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Time 1:53.342 on lap 7
Podium
First Australia Mick Doohan Honda
Second Italy Max Biaggi Honda
Third Spain Àlex Crivillé Honda
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia
Time 1:54.683
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia
Time 1:55.467 on lap 8
Podium
First Italy Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Aprilia
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada Aprilia
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Noboru Ueda Honda
Time 2:00.419
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Lucio Cecchinello Honda
Time 2:00.966 on lap 3
Podium
First Japan Tomomi Manako Honda
Second Italy Marco Melandri Honda
Third Italy Gianluigi Scalvini Honda

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Mick Doohan Repsol Honda Honda 23 43:55.307 1 25
2 6   Max Biaggi Marlboro Team Kanemoto Honda 23 +5.395 3 20
3 4   Àlex Crivillé Repsol Honda Honda 23 +13.141 5 16
4 8   Carlos Checa Movistar Honda Pons Honda 23 +19.647 4 13
5 19   John Kocinski Movistar Honda Pons Honda 23 +19.826 6 11
6 5   Norick Abe Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 23 +21.881 7 10
7 11   Simon Crafar Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 23 +22.626 11 9
8 3   Nobuatsu Aoki Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 23 +24.235 8 8
9 9   Alex Barros Honda Gresini Honda 23 +27.943 2 7
10 55   Régis Laconi Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 23 +40.767 10 6
11 28   Ralf Waldmann Marlboro Team Roberts Modenas KR3 23 +47.331 19 5
12 21   Kyoji Nanba Yamaha Team Rainey Yamaha 23 +59.623 16 4
13 18   Garry McCoy Shell Advance Racing Honda 23 +1:04.004 9 3
14 15   Sete Gibernau Repsol Honda Honda 23 +1:09.319 14 2
15 22   Sébastien Gimbert Repsol Honda Honda 23 +1:14.294 17 1
16 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 23 +1:15.781 18
17 25   Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 23 +1:16.909 12
18 77   Eskil Suter MuZ Roc RennSport MuZ 23 +2:02.092 20
19 88   Scott Smart Team Millar Honda Britain Honda 22 +1 lap 22
20 57   Fabio Carpani Team Polini Inoxmacel Honda 22 +1 lap 24
Ret 63   Gianmaria Liverani Team Paton Paton 21 Retirement 23
Ret 14   Juan Borja Shell Advance Racing Honda 15 Retirement 15
Ret 10   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Team Roberts Modenas KR3 11 Retirement 13
Ret 23   Matt Wait FCC TSR Honda 0 Accident 21
DNQ 2   Tadayuki Okada Repsol Honda Honda Did not qualify
Sources: [1][2][3]

250 cc classificationEdit

The race was held in two parts as rain caused its interruption; aggregate times from the two heats determined the final result.[4]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 34   Marcellino Lucchi Aprilia 21 40:59.049 3 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Aprilia 21 +5.701 4 20
3 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 21 +7.625 1 16
4 65   Loris Capirossi Aprilia 21 +10.029 2 13
5 4   Stefano Perugini Honda 21 +47.830 13 11
6 6   Haruchika Aoki Honda 21 +48.205 12 10
7 5   Tohru Ukawa Honda 21 +49.376 11 9
8 17   José Luis Cardoso Yamaha 21 +50.080 8 8
9 8   Luis d'Antin Yamaha 21 +50.161 16 7
10 37   Luca Boscoscuro TSR-Honda 21 +52.738 15 6
11 21   Franco Battaini Yamaha 21 +54.241 17 5
12 7   Takeshi Tsujimura Yamaha 21 +54.306 18 4
13 25   Yasumasa Hatakeyama ERP Honda 21 +1:50.752 23 3
14 14   Davide Bulega Honda 21 +1:53.990 22 2
15 41   Federico Gartner Aprilia 21 +2:22.611 24 1
16 20   William Costes Honda 20 +1 lap 21
Ret 18   Osamu Miyazaki Yamaha 19 Accident 19
Ret 9   Jeremy McWilliams TSR-Honda 19 Retirement 7
Ret 27   Sebastián Porto Aprilia 14 Accident 10
Ret 12   Noriyasu Numata Suzuki 11 Retirement 14
Ret 19   Olivier Jacque Honda 10 Retirement 6
Ret 24   Jason Vincent TSR-Honda 6 Retirement 20
Ret 11   Jürgen Fuchs Aprilia 2 Retirement 5
Ret 44   Roberto Rolfo TSR-Honda 1 Accident 9
DNS 16   Johan Stigefelt Suzuki Did not start
Source: [5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Tomomi Manako Honda 20 40:53.607 3 25
2 13   Marco Melandri Honda 20 +0.044 8 20
3 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Honda 20 +0.201 5 16
4 4   Kazuto Sakata Aprilia 20 +3.152 2 13
5 41   Youichi Ui Yamaha 20 +8.162 7 11
6 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 20 +8.195 14 10
7 2   Noboru Ueda Honda 20 +10.097 1 9
8 9   Frédéric Petit Honda 20 +12.745 11 8
9 20   Masao Azuma Honda 20 +12.757 13 7
10 5   Masaki Tokudome Aprilia 20 +24.284 10 6
11 21   Arnaud Vincent Aprilia 20 +24.388 18 5
12 18   Paolo Tessari Aprilia 20 +24.415 6 4
13 26   Ivan Goi Aprilia 20 +25.393 15 3
14 22   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 20 +31.066 16 2
15 64   Claudio Cipriani Aprilia 20 +49.419 19 1
16 59   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 20 +52.007 21
17 7   Emilio Alzamora Aprilia 20 +1:01.180 20
18 17   Enrique Maturana Yamaha 20 +1:01.801 24
19 62   Yoshiaki Katoh Yamaha 20 +1:04.438 25
20 63   Marco Tresoldi Honda 20 +1:12.177 23
Ret 32   Mirko Giansanti Honda 19 Accident 9
Ret 10   Lucio Cecchinello Honda 19 Accident 12
Ret 65   Andrea Iommi Honda 14 Retirement 27
Ret 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 11 Retirement 22
Ret 16   Christian Manna Yamaha 5 Accident 26
Ret 15   Roberto Locatelli Honda 4 Retirement 4
Ret 29   Ángel Nieto, Jr. Aprilia 4 Retirement 17
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round four has concluded.[7]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1998 Italian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Gran Premio Q8 d'Italia – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 May 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · ITALIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1998". www.motogp.com.
  4. ^ "Mondiale. Il Gran Premio d'Italia scopre Marco Melandri, campione baby, protagonista nella 125 L'Italmoto si ritrova e trionfa al Mugello Nella 250 Lucchi guida l'Aprilia al poker 500: Biaggi cede a Doohan ma resta leader". ricerca.gelocal.it (in Italian). Il Tirreno. 18 May 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Gran Premio Q8 d'Italia – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 May 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Gran Premio Q8 d'Italia – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 May 1998. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Results" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 1998. Retrieved 2019-08-20.


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